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Jan
14

Issues post new song

Posted at 07:24PM

Rise Records own Issues has released its first single from the upcoming debut full-length. "Never Lose Your Flame" is a definite step up from the material on the band's previous EP, showcasing a much more melodically-focused sound. Hopefully it's a portent of things to come. You can stream the track in the comments.

Issues is set for release on February 18th via Velocity/Rise Records

RIYL: Hands Like Houses, Woe, Is Me

Check out the video for "Rap Viper" from Wordburglar below. Takes you back to your childhood, eh?

Jan
14

La Dispute stay happy

Posted at 09:33AM

La Dispute have announced pre-orders for their new album Rooms of the House, and have released new music to coincide. Peep "Stay Happy There" below.

Jan
14

Some metal ladies be touring!

Posted at 06:38AM

Lacuna Coil are heading out on the road with Sick Puppies, Eyes Set to Kill, and Cilver for "the hottest chicks in hard rock tour". See dates below.
FEBRUARY:
20: Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's By The Sea
21: Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY - Buster's 
23: Springfield, VA - Empire
24: New York, NY - Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA - Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
MARCH
01: Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
02: South Bend, IN - Club Fever
05: Broussard, LA - The Station Live
06: Houston, TX - Scout Bar
07: Austin, TX - Infest
08: Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
10: Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
12: Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
14: Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
15: Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
19: Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
20: Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues

Jan
07

Check out "Devil's Night" below, from Caliban's upcoming album Ghost Empire. It's got some noticeably more melodic choruses than in the past. 

Jan
06

Tons of $5 albums on Amazon

Posted at 12:40PM

It looks like Amazon is having a metal sale. Go get albums from tons of great bands like Animals as Leaders, Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Lamb of God, TesseracT, and many more.

Dec
30
2013

Former instrumental progressive metal group Intervals has introduced a singer into the fray. Former The HAARP Machine vocalist, Mike Semesky, has become the band's first singer. After putting out two EPs (The Space Between and In Time), Intervals is set to release its debut LP sometime this spring. The band will tour Europe and America with Protest the Hero and The Safety Fire

Personally, I think the vocals add a nice element to the band's arsenal. What do you think? Stream the new track "Ephemeral" in the comments.

RIYL: Animals As Leaders, Periphery, The Safety Fire

Dec
19
2013

Flynn and Luke Gower of defunct prog act Cog have formed a new project called The Occupants, and you can sample "Wonderland" over at their Soundcloud.

Dec
19
2013

New music from Periphery

Posted at 05:02PM

Matt Halpern's track from Periphery's upcoming release Clear has leaked over on The Tumblrs. Check it out.

Dec
19
2013

A Slayer xmas

Posted at 10:45AM
Dec
17
2013

"The Beyond the redshift festival in London on may the 10th will be a very special show for Cult Of Luna. It will mark the end of an era and after that we will slowly disappear before we reappear again in some form in some indefinite future. Because of that Klas will join us on stage for the last time and we will play a whole lot of old songs which we haven't played for years or ever.

We are not quitting. 2013 have been a very active year for us and neither do we want or think it is good to continue in that pace. We will not be a band that put out an album every 18-24 month anymore. We did that for almost 10 years when we were younger and were able to focus more on the music. After "Beyond the redshift" we might do a festival or two but after that we have nothing planned. Maybe we'll release another album next year or maybe in a decade, we honestly don't know. Sooner or later we will return in one form or another. Cult Of Luna will not die."

- Cult Of Luna

Dec
16
2013

The return of Josh Scogan

Posted at 06:35PM

The Chariot's Josh Scogan is now fronting '68, which looks to be an angrier Black Keys. You can hear a new song of theirs below.

Dec
16
2013

New La Dispute coming 3/18/14

Posted at 03:38PM

YAY! Its official, La Dispute posted a fairly vague link via their facebook page minutes ago confirming the release of Rooms of the House on March 18th, 2014, along with a tour across the US. Get excited.
http://www.ladisputemusic.com/blog/

Dec
16
2013

Yeah, I know the song is awful and has been floating around for a while... but we finally get the video that none of us asked for! Happy early Christmas!

It's the weekend; go crank up something heavy!

Dec
13
2013

It's Friday. Let's chill out. Check out Wry Climate's latest video for their song "Low Tide".


Dec
13
2013

Details are still unclear exactly why they are parting ways with Joey, Needless to say he always put on a great performance, "The Knot" had this to say via their Official Site:

To our Maggots and fans around the world,

It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

Thank you,
The ‘Knot

Stu and TTNG got together on stage for the first time in years to play "Gibbon" from 2008's Animals. Luckily for us, the moment was recorded. And here it is.

Dec
11
2013

Check out Ghost House

Posted at 06:58AM

Not content to just be awesome at post-hardcore tinged post-rock, several members of Athletics have a side gig in New Jersey emo outfit Ghost House. For fans of old Hot Water Music and other manly emo acts of years gone by.

Dec
10
2013

Listen to "Avow" from Throwdown's upcoming album, Intolerance. It sounds more like old school Throwdown than their more recent "we wish we were Pantera" phase. 

I'm not altogether sure why, but this video from Scythia for their song "Bear Claw Tavern" is both fun to listen to and to watch. Enjoy!

Dec
05
2013

Official press release:

A Day To Remember's new album Common Courtesy is off to a monster start. As the band was involved in litigation with a record label for the past couple years, it was uncertain for some time when the band's new album Common Courtesy would see the light of day.

On October 4th, a federal judge ruled in an injunction hearing that the band could legally release the album. Since their fans had been waiting for new music, the band opted to pre-release their album as soon as they possibly could direct to fans on October 8th.

Today Neilsen Soundscan verifies that the band sold 40,550 copies through their own digital direct to fan presale as well as 52,324 albums through traditional retail outlets such as Best Buy, iTunes and Hot Topic. In total, the new album has sold 92,874 copies in the US alone. The album will not debut on the Billboard chart this week due to the untraditional nature of this release but the band is very thankful for the overwhelming support and loyalty of their fans. Had Common Courtesy been eligible the band would have had a Top 10 debut this week.

"This proves that the days of needing huge record contracts are over, and that all that really matters are the fans," remarked lead singer Jeremy McKinnon. "Thank you for the support."

The band's last album What Separates Me From You was a major breakthrough for A Day To Remember. Upon its release the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and has now sold over 300,000 units. A Day To Remember's entire catalog is now well over a million units combined.

The first single from Common Courtesy "Right Back At it Again" made its debut on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts this week at #40 as well.

Since their formation in 2003, Ocala, Florida's A Day To Remember have grown from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide phenomenon, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. This hasn't been an overnight success story – A Day To Remember have worked hard to win over every fan they've made. Over the course of the bands career, the band has sold out entire continental tours, landed two Top 25 Billboard debuts and topped the Billboard Indie Albums Chart.

Argonauta Records is proud to announce the signing of the Ritual Drone Doom band SHABDA! Formed in 2012 in northern Italy by Anna Airoldi, Marco Castagnetto and Riccardo Fassone, who had previously worked together in Thee Maldoror Kollective, Shabda has started crafting meditative, repetitive sounds, with the aim to fuse Indian music, doom metal and minimalist exploration into a trance inducing, often somber droning ritual. The new album TUMMO focuses on kundalini alchemy by means of deep guitar tunes, microtonal intervals and ritual documents recorded in Varanasi, Sarnath and Amber. “Tummo” will be released in February 2014 on the typical Argonauta Records format, noble cd digi-sleeve glossy lacquer limited edition.
www.facebook.com/shabdaofficial